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I believe my dog is constipated and she is not eating it has been at least 4 days or more what can I do for her
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello, I am Dr Ola and I am a licensed veterinarian. I am so sorry to hear your dog isn't feeling well.. Four days with not eating is pretty significant. Do you have any other reason to think she may be constipated other than not eating? Usually constipation is associated with straining to defecate or passing really dry, hard stools.. Her decreased appetite could be from a number of conditions or organ dysfunction, especially in an older dog. At this point, I would strongly recommend that you take her to her regular veterinarian or a 24 hours animal hospital. An abdominal x-ray will definitively determine if she is constipated and may be in need of assistance. Other diagnostics such as blood work (complete blood count, blood chemistry) will help rule out any disease process contributing to her loss of appetite.

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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Hello again, I am just checking in to see how your dog is doing? Let me know if you need further advice from me. If not, please rate my response so I can receive credit for helping you and your pet. thanks so much

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